Workforce Development Spotlight: Al Smith

For Al Smith, a career in the construction industry never comes too late. As a Laborer apprentice from San Francisco who grew up in Bayview-Hunters Point, Smith is currently working for Western Water, a subcontractor on WW–628 Southeast Treatment Plant (SEP) New Headworks Facility – Bruce Flynn Pump Station. “I kind of waited late in…

A Day in the Life: Meet David George

Any mention of his one-year-old grandson, and David George’s smile lights up the room. He proudly boasts that he was born and raised in the Bayview and starts reliving fond memories of the Hunters Point Community Youth Park and Aunt Bea, both staples of the historic neighborhood.  “My childhood was kind of… I can say…

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

The SFPUC kicked off the holiday season in style with this year’s Winter Wonderland event on Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Bayview Opera House. Mayor London Breed and District 10 Supervisor Shamann Walton were two of many cheerful guests at Winter Wonderland this year and took time to speak with community members and snap photos…

A Day in the Life: Meet Jewelia Haynes

Jewelia Haynes comes from a big family. The San Francisco resident credits her mother, father, and siblings with being her biggest motivators as she sought out a better life and a brighter path for her future. Haynes currently works as an apprentice operator for Operator Engineers Local 3 Union. She operates construction equipment for A&B…

Why Healthy Sewers Equal a Healthy Planet

In honor of World Toilet Day today, the SFPUC wants to bring awareness to the importance of the Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP) and the important role it plays in protecting public health and safety. World Toilet Day, celebrated on the 19th of November every year, is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation…

Meet Ieisha Morris: A Successful Woman in the Construction Industry

The SFPUC has a deep responsibility to the local communities we serve as we make multibillion-dollar investments in critical capital projects, such as the Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP). By focusing on efforts to strengthen its diverse local workforce, the agency helps ensure its ratepayers benefit not only from the SFPUC’s direct investment in the…